Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Alexis Sanchez will be integral for Arsenal: Nacho Monreal

Alexis Sanchez will be integral for Arsenal: Nacho Monreal

Sanchez started in Arsenal's calamitous 4-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool, the last game before the worldwide break, and the Chilean's body language suggested that he was ready to throw in the towel and leave the Emirates.

On Arsenal's attacking options, he said: "It is a good headache for the manager to have up front with me, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Olivier] Giroud and Sanchez".

- Bournemouth have become only the ninth team to lose their opening four games to a Premier League season, though four of the previous eight have managed to avoid relegation. Stronger than last season?

When players want to leave a club and the move falls through, there is sometimes a chance that the fans might not forgive them.

Want-away Alexis Sanchez will start on the bench for Arsenal in their Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

However, Wenger suggested FFP rules could hamper foreign investment, which he said is necessary for the development of football.

For Arsenal, physical injuries are not a worry. One of their key players last season, Salomon Rondon, is still without a goal to his name after 3 matches, which is why he's expected to give his very best on Saturday. He is doubtful to start on Saturday.

With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gone, Hector Bellerin will return to his preferred right wing-back spot with summer signing Sead Kolasinac at left wing-back.

Bournemouth are without Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson. Should Ake be able to start, Eddie Howe is likely to continue with the 3-5-2 formation that he played against Manchester City in game week 3. Should Arsenal fail to get a result, it's hard to see how they move forward with Arsene Wenger at the helm.

This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but clearly Arsene Wenger previously overlooked the benefits of playing your best players in their best positions. Their next match against Brighton is definitely a must win.

I do think they will beat Bournemouth but I am afraid to say that, if they do, they will just be papering over the cracks.

Xhaka then failed to keep his 20-yard effort down after Lacazette's fine hold-up play as Arsenal continued to pile the pressure on the floundering visitors.

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